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10 Things You Should Know Before Learning A New Language

10 Things You Should Know Before Learning A New Language | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Language learners are a brave bunch who take on one of the most daunting intellectual challenges in life. I have experience of both learning languages and helping people learn languages as well as ...
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Interview with Penny Ur - Part I - Cambridge Conversations

Interview with Penny Ur - Part I - Cambridge Conversations | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
All this week we’ll be celebrating the publication of Discussions and More, a fully updated and revised edition of Penny Ur’s classic handbook, Discussions that Work. We’ll be sharing some activities from the book later this week; on Tuesday, Penny will be joining us for a webinar (sign up here), and today we have the …
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Oh Snap, Can I (Legally) Use That Photo? - Peg Fitzpatrick

Oh Snap, Can I (Legally) Use That Photo? - Peg Fitzpatrick | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

Everyday we search for just the right photo for our post on our blog, Facebook or Google+ from a wide variety of sources. But do you have the legal right to use the photo just because it’s online? No. Can you get in trouble for this? Yes. Let’s look at what you can …

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Test Your Body Language IQ

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15 questions to find out what you know about our glances and stances.
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

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Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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What's Going On Inside The Mind Of A Speed Reader?

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Speed reading techniques may be a strategy for future learning comprehension.

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Modern English Teacher - free sample issue - July 2014 digital edition

Modern English Teacher - free sample issue - July 2014 digital edition | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Please click to launch this digital edition.
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U.S. naturalization test

The 100 civics questions and answers for the naturalization test.
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This was the year sexist language declined and fell (and moved online) | Naomi McAuliffe

This was the year sexist language declined and fell (and moved online) | Naomi McAuliffe | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Naomi McAuliffe: Twitter rape threats and Gamergate cast a long shadow over an otherwise encouraging year for the demise of misogynist words
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Speak Like Yoda, Do You? Language Experts Say Our Ancestors Did

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Speak like Yoda, did you?

Two linguists say your ancestors did.

New research published in the the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the "proto-human languages" of 50,000 years ago resembled the spea...
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Older article this is, but still interesting.

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How the Patriot Act Works - HowStuffWorks

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The Patriot Act was created to strengthen domestic security and prevent terrorism. Learn about the Patriot Act and find out why the Patriot Act is controversial.
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Translations of I love you in many languages

How to express your love and affection in many different languages with recordings for some of them.
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Arabic students and spelling (IATEFL Harrogate 2014)

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At IATEFL Harrogate I watched a presentation which went a long way towards answering a question I posed on this blog a while back: How can we help Arabic learners with their huge problems with spel...
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The English Club - Review - Find English Lessons

The English Club - Review - Find English Lessons | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The English Club is a general English website for learners and teachers of English. There is loads of content but how does it compare to newer websites?
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7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S.

7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S. | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life.
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Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how

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LOL Teacher! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning | Innovative Teaching | Go Teach

LOL Teacher! Using Humor to Enhance Student Learning | Innovative Teaching | Go Teach | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Laughing with students can help them connect on a deeper level with you and the learning. Try these four strategies to incorporate humor into your teaching.
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Confessions of a Fixer

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How one former coach perpetuated a cheating scheme that benefited hundreds of college athletes.
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Why Does "Will Not" Become "Won't"?

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Most contractions in English are pretty straightforward. Put it together, and shorten it up. What could be easier? But that isn't the case for "will not" which becomes "won't" instead of "willn't."
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Lowimpact.org

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Lowimpact.org is a non-profit organisation – a network of great people and organisations providing information, training, products & services to help you live more sustainably. You’ll gain skills, meet new people, save money and have fun too.
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Color/Language Project - The Idiom List

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very interesting color idioms in different languages

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